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RECORDS OF THE PIKE 
FAMILY ASSOCIATION 
OF AMERICA, 1900-1901 



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SACO, MAINE. 

PRESS OF W. L. STREETER. 

1902. 



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FIRST REUNION OF THE. PIKE FAMILY. 



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AUGUST 15, 1900, the following notice, was sent to the 
many members of the Pike Family in America: — 
The Reunion of the Pike Family will be held at 
Salisbury, Mass., Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 11 and 
12, 1900. 

All persons of this great name or descended therefrom, 
and all interested in commemorating the life and deeds of 
that "Great English Commoner," the "Worshipful Maj. 
Robert Pike," of Salisbury, .are respectfully requested to 
be present. 

Accommodations can be had at Hotel Cushing, Salisbury 
Beach, for meals or lodging, providing due notice is given 
the undersigned in advance. Please give notice through 
your local papers and notify your relatives. 
Respectfully, 

C. L. PIKE, Saco, Maine. 

Pursuant to the above call, upon the said Tuesday and 
Wednesday, Sept. 11th and 12th, 1900, at Hotel Cushing, 
Salisbury Beach, Mass., was held the first grand reunion 
of the great family of Pike and their descendents' in 
America. 

Over 2,000 of the above circular letters of invitation to 
this reunion had been sent out over the continent wher- 
ever the name had been found, by Dr. Clifford L,. Pike of 
Saco, Me., who with the Hon. Edwin B. Pike of Pike's 
Station, N. H., and others had conceived and carried this 
idea to its final completion. 

A committee had been chosen in behalf of the family and 
its friends, to look after the interests of the reunion. This 



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committee consisted of John Broadhead Pike as chairman, 
John Q. Evans, Secretary, and True B. Pike, Dr. 
Jacob F. Spalding, Fred G. Brown, Amy Pike Brown; 
Miss Hattie Pike of Fast Boston, Mrs. Lizzie C. Pike, 
Derry, N. H.,Capt. John F. Pike, Worcester, Mrs. Annie 
Pike Snow, Newburyport and Mrs. Man* Lewis to whose 
uniting efforts the success of the occasion was largely due. 
A Brass Band of sixteen pieces had been provided : the 
Postofhce closed by an order from Washington, D. C; 
reduced fares on all electric roads; the homes oi all the old 
settlers had been looked up and the Hon. Win. H. Moody, 
Congressman from the Sixth Congressional District of 
Massachusetts, had been invited to speak to us in honor of 
the occasion and every comfort and convenience was pro- 
vided by the manager of Hotel Gushing. 

The meeting was called together in the spacious hall at 
Hotel Cushing at 2 p. m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, by thesecre- ^* ! 

tary of the local committee and Hon. Joseph Trevitt Pike 
of New York City was called upon to act as temporary 
chairman and Dr. Clifford L. Pike of Saco, Me., to act as 
temporary secretary of the meeting. 

Upon motion of Walter N. Pike of Floral Park, N. Y., 
it was voted that the chairman appoint a committee consist- 
ing of five members at the meeting to act with the tempor- 
ary chairman and secretary, to draft By-Laws for the asso- 
ciation and to put in nomination its various officers. 

The chairman appointed the following to act upon that 
committee, Walter N. Pike of Floral Park, N. Y., Rev. 
Dr. Ezra B. Pike of East Brentwood, X. H., Hon. John 
Q. Evans and True B. Pike of Salisbury and Gordon B. 
Pike of New York City. 

The meeting was then adjourned to meet at four o'clock 
if possible. 

At the appointed time the meeting was again called to 
order and the following By-Laws were submitted: 



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Article I. 

This Association shall be called the Pike Family Asso- 
ciation. 

Art i cue II. 
Membership: Any person may become a member of this 
Association of the name of Pike or a lineal descendent 
therefrom, of English ancestor of that name and payment 
of fifty cents. 

Article III. 
Dues: The dues each year shall be twenty -five cents. 

Article IV. 
Meetings: Meetings shall be held every two years at 
snch place and time, the Executive committee may deter- 
mine. 

Article V. 

Officers: Shall consist of (l) President, (2) Twelve 

Vice-Presidents, (3) vSecretary, who shall also act as 

Treasurer, (4) Executive Committee which shall consist of 

the President, First Vice-President, Secretary and four 

others. 

Article VI. 
Duties: Duties shall be such as usually attach to officers 
in similar organizations. 

Article VII. 
Money: Shall be expended for necessary incidental 
expenses of the Association and any surplus may be used 
in Genealogical and Historical research under the direction 
of the Executive Committee. 

Article VIII. 
Amendments: These By-Laws may be amended at any 
meeting of the Association by a majority vote of the mem- 
bers present. 

The officers put in nomination were: For President, 
Edwin B. Pike of Pike's Station, N. II.; For First Vice- 
President, Joseph T. Pike, 43 Exchange Place, New York 



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City; For Secretary, who shall also act as Treasurer, Dr. 
Clifford L. Pike of Saeo, Me. ; For Executive Committee, 
the President, First Vice-President, Secretary and Walter 
N. Pike of Floral Park, X. Y. ; Rev. Dr. Ezra B. Pike of 
East Brentwood, X. H. ; John Q. Evans, Salisbury, Mass.; 
Gordon P. Pike, 111 5th Avenue, New York City. The 
eleven other Vice- Presidents were recommended to be 
nominated from the floor. 

Upon motion the report of the Committee was accepted 
and the Submitted By-Laws were adopted by the Associa- 
tion, and Edwin B. Pike of Pike's Station was elected 
President; Joseph T. Pike of 43 Exchange Place, New 
York Cit}* was elected First Vice-President; Dr Clifford L. 
Pike of Saco, Me., was elected Secretary, who shall also 
act as Treasurer. The Executive Committee elected were: 
The President Edwin B. Pike of Pike's Station, N. H. ; 
First Vice-President Joseph T. Pike, 43 Exchange Place, i j 

New York City. ; the Secretary Dr. Clifford L- Pike of Saco, 
Me. ; Walter X. Pike of Floral Park, X. Y. ; Rev. Dr. Ezra 
B. Pike of East Brentwood, N. H. ; John O. Evans of 
Salisbury, Mass., and Gordon B. Pike, 111 5th Avenue, 
New York City. 

The eleven Vice-Presidents elected by nomination from 
the floor were : Hon. Leroy F. Pike of Cornish, Me.; 
Miss Ida Mae Pike of Aberdeen, S. D. ; Mrs. Susannah 
French, 1789 Hon. Avenue, Minneapolis, Minn. ; Mrs. 
Annie C. Snow of Newbury port, Mass. ; Miss Helen A. 
Pike, 38 Green Street, Newburyport, Mass. ; Mrs. Harriet 
Pike White, 349 Garden Avenue, Mt. Vernon, X T . Y. ; 
Robert H. Pike, Union, X'. H. ; Rev. Cornelius Pike, 60 
Sycamore Street, Xew Bedford, Mass. ; Miss Lillian Pike, 
Coast Survey, Washington, D. C. ; Rev. Mrs. Mary Kath- 
erine Pike Heald of San Raphael, N. M. ; and Mrs. Emma 
Pike Buswell of Salisbury, Mass. 

It was voted, after some discussion, to hold the meeting 
and exercises of the Association Sept. 12, within the hall 



THE PIKE FAMILY OF SALISBURY. 

Mr. Chairman: — You may somewhat wonder at my 
being selected to speak to you of the "Pike Family" of 
Salisbury being not closely related to them, but as of the 
eighth generation from Major Robert Pike whose daughter 
Elizabeth married William Carr and also by a second line 
from Israel the sister of the Major's, who married Henry 
True; I consider myself as in good and regular standing in 
this reunion. 



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at Hotel Gushing the pro-ram to commence at ten o'clock, 
a. m., then voted to adjourn to that time and place. 

September 12, 1900. 

At the appointed time and place the meeting was called 
to order by the President and it was voted to have a meet- 
ing of the Association some time during next year at Hotel 
Gushing, Salisbury Beach. The time being left to the 
Executive Committee. 

Suitable remarks was then made by the President and 
the program was called. 

PROGRAM. 
Piano Solo, Miss Agnes Pike, Newburyport, Mass. 

Address of Welcome, Rep. John O. A. Pettengill, Salisbury, Mass. 
Vocal Selection. Mrs. F. A. Hardy, West Derry, X. H. 

The Pike Family of Salisbury, Hon. John O. Evans, Salisbury, Mass. 
Vocal Selection, Mrs. Cora F. Pike, Saco, Me. 

Original Poem, Mrs. Helen Walton Ross, Ipswich, Mass, 

The Future of the Pike Family, 

Rev. Dr. Ezra B. Pike, E. Brentwood, N. II. 
Vocal Selection, Rep. John Q. A. Pettengill, Salisbury, Mass. 

Address, Congressman Hon. Wm. H. Moody, Haverhill, Mass. 

America, The Pike Family Association. 

At the conclusion of the exercises the meeting of the 
Association was adjourned. 



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As a resident of the town of Salisbury I join with others 
in extending a welcome to each and all of yon to the old 
town of your honored ancestors. A town which has for 
260 years been the home of the family and from whence 
have gone out many representatives who have honored the 
name of Pike. Nevertheless we have within our town 
many representatives of the name and our voting list shows 
no less than 30 names out of our 400 voters. ". 

When John Pike and his five children landed in this 
country in 1635 and took up their residence on the banks 
of the Parker river in Newbury they found awaiting them 
the task of subduing the wilderness. 

Such men as John Pike and his two stalwart sons, John 
and Robert must have been a valuable addition to the little 
settlement and have found ample scope for all of their 
energies. 

Of John we know little beyond the names of his family. 
That lie came in the "James" from Southampton and while 
called "Laborer from Laugford" "this may have been but 
a deception to conceal a more noted person from tyrannical 
regulations." 

The probabilities are that John Pike was a man of liberal 
education and much natural ability not only from his hav- 
ing two sons, who ranked so high in later years in the his- 
tory of this colony and that of the New Jersey, but from 
some evidence of John's personal ability. The court 
records show that he acted as attorney in two cases and 
successfully in each occasion. 

He seems to have made his home in his last years with 
his son, Robert in Salisbury where he died in 1654, leaving 
property to the amount of £230, comprising nearly £ 15 in 
clothing. His home and land at Newbury and land at the 
new town (Salisbury.) His will made two days before his 
death gave his estate to his sons and ,£20 to each of his 
three daughters, Dorothy, Ann and Israel. 

John, the elder son, continued to live in Newbury until 



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about 1670 when he moved to Woodbridge, X. J., where 
he became the leading man of the community. Its presi- 
dent and the ancestor of that branch of the family. One 
of his sons Joseph continued to live in Salisbury and Hav- 
erhill for some years. 

When the town of Salisbury was settled in 1638 we find 
the younger son Robert then a young man of 22, one of the 
60 odd pioneers who crossed the Merrimac to dispute with 
the red man and the wolf the possession of the soil. In the 
choice of a house lot fortune seems to have favored him 
with two acres in the corner of the way to Hampton and 
way to the great neck (now the beach road.) This laud 
being now in possession of Mr. D. M. Deal. Here he 
built his home and where was born to him a family of three 
sons and four daughters, who reached mature years. To- 
gether with others of the "commoners" he received allot- 
ments of land in all of the divisions, the chief of which 
were his pasture now the home of the Pikes on the old 
ferry road, 100 acres at Batt's hill and a large division at 
Amesbury. This land he mostly disposed of by deed of 
gift to his children during his life leaving only a moderate 
estate at his death. I lis home and lot of three acres he 
gave to his grandson Robert, son of Robert, the year prior 
to his decease, who later sold it to his father-in-law, 
William Hook, Jr., and moved to Kxeter. To his younger 
son Moses he deeded his pasture where he later settled and 
which has been in the family to this day. 

Of Robert Pike's public services I shall have little to say 
leaving to others more competent the task of eulogizing 
one so eminently entitled thereto. 

He early took a prominent position in the militia being a 
Lieutenant at 32, captain at 37 and Major when 41 years 
of age. During King Philip's war, he was in command of 
all the forces of Norfolk Co., Mass., and those located in 
the State of Maine. As early as 1650 he was what would 
now be called a trial justice and in 1672 an associate judge 



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of the courts of Norfolk Co. In political life a member of 
the General Court when 32 and of the Governor's Council 
from 1682 to 1696, when having reached the age of SO 
years he retired to the private life of the farm. 

In local affairs a selectman from 1661 to 167 7 and on 
many responsible committees. Of his public services his 
denunciation of the General Court for enacting a law to 
forbid any but ordained ministers from preaching and lor 
which he brought down upon his head the viols of their 
wrath. This and his defense of the witches so far as to 
question the value of testimony given against them were 
events in his life which were far-reaching and the right of 
petition as well as the right of honest and impartial trial 
have been legacies left by him for which the whole country 
yea the world itself car) do homage to his memory. 

It has been said that he was a man of much strength and 
of a robust constitution. Tradition states that on the 
voyage to this country he asked the captain for an increase 
of rations. When questioned as to his need of more food 
by a display of strength he took a large iron bar and bent 
it into a U form. This so surprised the captain that his 
request was granted. 

Again his trips to Boston when 80 years of age on horse- 
back a two day's ride shows that a rugged physique must 
have been given him. The last ten years of his life was 
passed in the quiet of his town, where he died Dec. 12, 
1706, at the age of ninety-one. 

His son John in his Journal says his father was very 
temperate in eating and drinking. Buried in the old yard 
on the Beach road no stone now marks his resting-place. 

There is in the rooms of the Massachusetts Historical 
Society a painting which has been copied and thought by * 

some to be that of Major Robert Pike. It is however more 
probable that of Dr. Robert, son of Rev. John Pike of 
Dover. 

Of his children, Sarah married Wytnond, son of Thomas 



























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Bradbury and for her second husband, John Stockman. 
She lived near the present residence of Dr. Spaulding. A 
son, Wymond Bradbury, married Maria, the daughter of 
Rev. John Cotton of Plymouth and the sister of the wife of 
Rev. James Allen, the third minister of Salisbury, and 
were ancestors of Theophilus Bradbury of Newburyport, a 
noted judge and representative to Congress. 
I Pardon a slight digres>ion but I wish to speak a few 

.words of Thomas Bradbury, the co-worker and relative of 
Major Pike. The first town clerk of the town holding the 
office for some fifty -four years, a selectman, captain of 
militia, the first school teacher of the town, a man of 
thorough education, he wrote most of the legal papers all 
of which testify to his excellent penmanship and thorough 
education. His wife in her old a.^e accused of witchcraft, 
was released, (in large part) through the efforts of her old 
\ ^ friend and neighbor, Major Robert Pike. Another 

daughter, Dorothy married Joshua Pierce and for her sec- 
ond husband, John Light, while Elizabeth married William 
Carr, son of George, the noted shipbuilder and ferry man. 

Of his sons, John married Sarah, daughter of Rev. Joshua 
Moody. He preached at Dover and Hampton. A leading 
minister of the times using no notes. Of his eight children 
one Robert was a physician of some note. 

The second son made his home with his father and died 
in 1690, leaving a son Robert, who received the homestead 
of his grandfather. 

The third son, Moses, ancestor of the Pikes of Salisbury 
received of his father a large tract of land on the ferrv 
road. Here he built his house and here his descendents 
have lived to the present day. His wife was Susanna, 
daughter of Timothy Worcester and grand -daughter of 
Rev. William, the first minister of Salisbury and a man of 
great learning and piety. 

Of his eight children, two sons settled out of town, 
Timothy at Newbury where a son, Timothy moved to 



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Maine and his son William resided in Calais. The father 
of James Shepherd Pike, the famous war correspondent of 
the New York Tribune and another of the "New Puritan." 
A brother, Frederick, was one of Maine's most able lawyers, 
Representative to Congress, who gave many thousand 
dollars to the erection of the public library of that city. 

The youngest son, Joseph, settled in Kensington, his 
son Joseph moved to Maine and was the ancestor of Dr. 
Clifford L- Pike to whom we are all under obligations for 
the success of this meeting. 

Of his other two sons, who staved in town. Elias was a 
captain in the militia and selectman tor eleven terms. lie 
married Joanna, daughter of Rev. James Allen, and had two 
sons, Moses, wdio was ancestor of the branch of the family 
represented by the Pikes now living on the ferry road and 
among his desceudents are Rev. James Pike, a noted 
clergyman in the Methodsst church, was graduated at . £i / 

Wesleyen University and a presiding -elder for several 
terms, Representative to Congress for two terms and 
Colonel of the 16th N. H. Volunteers. A brother, Moses 
K., was of the board of selectmen and emigrated to Minne- 
sota. His son, James Frederick, is now one of the leading 
lawyers of Seattle, Washington. 

The remaining son, John, probably lived on the home- 
stead of his father and had five sons. Jacob and Elias are 
the ancestors of the Rings Island branch of the family. 
while Capt. James probably inherited a portion of the 
property of his father. He had twelve children, six sons 
and six daughters. The oldest, John, married Mary Pet- 
tengill and had sons, James, John, Nicholas and Joseph. 
Another son, Silas, lived on the road to the beach and had 
sons, John, William, Josiah, Israel, Joseph and Charles. 

The Pike Family of Salisbury have been given largely to 
agricultural pursuits and I find no records of their being 
engaged in manufacturing and only to a small extent in the 
waj- of trade. 



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The strong robust constitution seems to have come down 
through all the generations and is today perceived in the 

members of the family. Many stories are in existence of 
the ability to labor by certani members of the family, one 
of them mowing a three acre field before breakfast and then 
hurrying home to get ready to do a day's work or of work- 
ing all day unloading a cargo from a vessel at Newbury - 
t port coming home and mowing a five acre piece of marsh, 

during the night and at work unloading the vessel the 
following day. 

Again the Pikes have married well and in their veins 
courses the blood of Worcester and Allen, leading ministers 
of Salisbury, Bradbury of whom I have spoken, of Rev. 
John Cotton of Plymouth, of the Moodys, Stevens, 
Frenches, Hooks, Smiths, Batons, Pettengills and others 
of the most substantial families of the town. 

As a result of the mingling of such blood has been pro- 
duced a family who have been a credit to our town. In 
most cases of some means, if not absolutely well to do 
citizens, of high moral character. 

During the more than two and a half centuries which 
have elapsed since the family was first established in the 
town many and vast have been the changes which have 
taken place on every hand. From the horseback ride of 
two days to Boston to that of the time by steam to only a 
single hour might serve as an illustration of the march of 
progress, or as the few farmers who came to the beach for 
their salt hay as compared to this beautiful village by the 
sea with its spacious hotels and electric communications. 
Of Major Robert Pike's brave defense of the nearby towns 
from attack by the Indians to the present time when we all 
dwell in absolute peace and safety. 

Mr. Chairman my time has expired and I close with my 
best wishes for a prosperous session, a pleasant visit to an 
old town and grand old beach and that when you go from 
us you may retain pleasant memories of this visit and the 



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wish to continue to hold your re -unions here in future 
years. 



A TRIBUTE TO ROBERT PIKE. 

AN ORIGINAL POEM. 

No standard hold our peaceful days, 
To weigh the great man's meed of praise. 
To him, and such as with him came. 
For love and truth, and not fur fame 
We cannot render honor due, 
We cannot feel the ills they knew. 
The watchful nights, the toilsome days 
The hungry waiting for the maize. 

Have we been forced to guard our own 

Our wives or children and hearthstone i 

From dreaded beasts that prowl at night 

And the fierce red man's savage might? 

He never must his guard forego 
Although the corn might need the hoe, 
Though all the store of winter's wood 
A waiting giant oak tree stood, 
He, who must bear his heavy sack 
Of grain to mill upon his back, 
Through forests pathless, wild and dark 
And echoing with the grey wolf's bark. 
No grocer came with book in hand, 
Anticipating each demand; 
No meat in heavy piled-up cart 
For him to choose the choicest part. 

His daughters seven though fair, I ween 

In silk attire were never seen. 

The little hand-loom's busy toil 

Must furnish them with wardrobes, all. k 

The rude brick oven, grim and black 

Held place within the chimney stack, 

And yawned each week, with mouth wide-spread, 

To swallow pans of coarse, brown bread, 









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Which hurrying «.^irls must mix and knead, 
Then hie them back, their wheels to tread. 

When, with his boys he came at noon 
In answer to the sounding horn 
Did he not long to rest, I trow- 
Beneath the spicy balsam bough, 
While August suns were fiercely hot, 
Atid rustling corn was tasselcd out. 
To dream of English lanes so cool, 
The hedge-rows white, the dimpling pool 
He loved in early childhood days? 
The red-cheeked boys who shared his plays? 
Ah, no such bed of ease for him, — 
But work, and watch, and battle grim. 

Arm! Arm! the word passed swiftly on, 

The call for men to march and join 

In one strong baud, to check the wroth 

And barbarous Pequods, from the north! 

No stately highway led him on 

From village into village borne; 

No fiery locomotive screamed 

A summons as he sleeping dreamed; 

No trolley halted at his door, 

To bear him straight to Boston shore. 

There to embark on craft that tlew, 

Swift as the 1 wind the water through, 

But painful walk in oozy slime 

That to the knee rose many a time, 

Or tangled undergrowth of thorn. 

Or snaky fen, or goblin's torn. 

Above the narrowness of creed; 

Down to our ears has come his deed, 

That bade the tithing man beware 

To use the lash, but rather spare 

The weeping woman of renown 

Who walked a culprit through the town. 

Would 1 could paint him for you now, 

Just as he lived so long ago, 

Three hundred years and fifty more, 

But, as I mentioned once before; 

We have no standard in these days, 

To weigh the great man's meed of praise. 



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Voted to adjourn, to meet again at Hotel Cushing, Salis- 
bury Beach, some time during the early part of the sum- 
mer season of 1901, at such time as shall be fixed by the 
Executive Committee. 



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MEMBERS OF THE PIKE FAMILY 
ASSOCIATION. 



Pike, Mrs. Addie M., 120 Waterman, Ave., E. Providence, R. I. 

" Miss Arra May, Waterville, Me. 

" Miss Agnes M., 6 Gordon St., Newbnryport, Mass, 

" Miss Alice H., Kane St., Dorchester, Mass. 

" Albert Hilton, Epping, N. II. 

" Alvin, Sweden, Me. 

" Dr. A. Stanley, (1902) 303 Alexander St., Rochester, N. V. 

" Baxter Pay son, Topsfield, Mass. 

" Charles O., 199 W. 6th, St., Boston, Mass. 

" Mrs. Charles, (Lucinda C.) 199 W. 6th, St., Boston, Mass. 

" Miss Cora B., 122 Pearl St., Boston, Mass. 

" Charles M., Salisbury, Mass. 

11 Caleb, Salisbury, Mass. 

" Mrs. Caleb, (Susan A.) Salisbury, Mass. 

" Miss Clara M., Wheaton Seminary, Norton, Mass. 

" Dr. Clifford L., Saco, Me. 

" Mrs Clifford, (Cora F.) Saco, Me. 

" Charles P., (1901) Livermore, Me. 

" Clifford S., (1901) (with H. & W. S. Drew) Jacksonville, Fla. 

" Charles Sunnier, (1902) 1033-1034 Marquette Bid., Chicago, 111. 

" Rev. Cornelius, (1902) 60 Sycamore St., New Bedford, Mass. 

" Mrs. Cornelius, (Laura Barker) (1902) 

60 Sycamore St., New Bedford, Mass. 

Pike Daniel C, 

" Mrs. Daniel, (Arabella S.) 

" David B.. 120 W 

" Elroy P., 

" Mrs. Elroy P., (Ada A.) 

" Miss Emma R. , 

" Miss Etta G., 

11 Miss Eva A., 



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33 State St., Portsmouth, 


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33 State St., Portsmouth, 


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Pike, Miss Eleatior Scott, 
Edward Young, 
Rev. Dr. Ezra B., 
Mrs. Elizabeth A., 
K. Bertram, 

Mrs. Elizabeth Currier, 
Ezekiel, 
Miss Ellen M., 
Edwin B., 

Mrs. Edwin B., (Harriet F.j 
Ezra B., Jr., 
Miss Eva A., (1901 ) 
Rev. Elias T., (1902) 



Box 196, Lawrence, Mass. 

10 2nd St., Newburyport, Mass. 

East Brentwood, X. II. 

Hast Brentwood, X. II. 

Pike's Station, X. II. 

West Derry, X. II. 

Revere, Mass. 

Antrim, X. II. 

Pike's Station, X. II. 

Pike's Station, X. II. 

East Brentwood, X. II. 

Livermore Falls, Me. 

Williamsburg, Iowa. 



Frank C, 

Freeman Dudley, 

Frederick S., (Died, July 12, 1901) 

Frederick A., 

George T., 

George II., 

Mrs. George F. T 

George C . , 

Mrs. George C, 

George K., 

Mrs. George K., 

Gordon B., 

Miss Gertrude Irene, 



Keene, X. II. 

Milton, X. II. 

Worcester, Mass. 

6S6 Washington St., Boston, Mass. 

Brockton, Mass. 
Newfields, X. H. 

Dos Angeles, Cal. 

Salisbury, Mass. 

Salisbury. Mass. 

Kane St., Dorchester, Mass. 

Kane St., Dorchester, Mass. 

Ill 5th Ave.. New York, X. V. 

(1901) 124 South 12th St., Reading, Pa. 



Herbert A., 

Mrs. Herbert A., 

Hattie X., 

Miss Hannah, (1901) 

Horace L. , 

Mrs. Horace L., 

Miss Ida Mae, 



44 Winthrop St., West Newton, Mass. 

44 Winthrop St., West Newton, Mass. 

203 Lexington St., E. Boston, Mass. 

Newfields, X. II. 

South Bend, Ind. 

South Bend, Ind. 



Joseph T., 

Capt. John F., 

Jonathan, 

John O., 

Mrs. John Q., (Sadie M ) 

Jabez M., 

Jabez M., Jr., 

James, 



Aberdeen, S. D. 

43 Exchange Place, New York, X". Y. 

46 Hollywood St., Worcester, Mass. 

Livermore Falls, Me. 

Popping, X. H. 

Epping, X. II. 

Lubec, Me. 

Lubec, Me. 

Danvers, Mass. 



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Pike, Mrs. James, 
Joseph Iv, 
John Charles, 
Mrs. John Charles, 
James (>., 
John 8., 
Mrs. John S., 
John B., 
Mrs. John B M 
John Arthur, 
Jay Nelson, 
James S., 

Mrs. James. (Rev.) (1901 
James M., (1902) 

Miss Katherine A., 

Miss Katherine G., (1901) 



Danvers, Mass. 

8 Dracut St., Lawrence, Mass. 

Brookfield, N. II. 

Brook field, X. II. 

New fields, X. H. 

Exeter, X. II. 

Exeter, X. II. 

Salisbury, Mass. 

Salisbury, Mass. 

S Lincoln St., Rochester, X. V. 

1 Abstract Block, Lake City, Minn. 

Readsboro, Vt. 

Newfieids, X. H.. 

Livermore halls. Me. 

Salisbury, Mass. 
313 Taylor St., San Francisco, Cal. 



Leonard, Jr., 

Leroy F., 

Miss Lillian, 

Mrs. Louise, (1901) 

Lucian H., (1901) 

Mrs. Lucian II., (1901) 

Miss Marion II. , 
Miss Mary French, 
Miss M. Lina, 
Mrs. Margaret A., 
Mrs. Mark H., 
Miss Mary E., 
Moses K., 
Marion J., 

Nelson L., 

Nathan C, 

Nelson Cook, 

Noah II., 

N. Gordon, (1901) 

Col. Nicholas, (1901) 

Miss Nellie 'May, (1901. 

Otto Lehmam, (1901) 
Otto Samuel, (1901) 

Robert II., 
Rachel P., 



81 Chestnut Ave., Jamaica Plains, Mass. 

Cornish, Me. 

Coast Survey, Washington, D. C. 

Natick, Mass. 

Woodstock. Vt. 

Woodstock, Vt. 

14 Bigelow St., Cambridgeport, Mass. 

Lubec, Me. 

Granite Ave., New Dorchester, Mass. 

6 Gordon St., Newburyport, Mass. 

87 Lilly Ave., Lowell. Mass. 

Salisbury, Mass. 

Salisbury, Mass. 

195 Broadway St., Xew York, X. Y. 

New Bedford, Mass. 

141 Commercial St., Boston, Mass. 

1 Abstract Block, Lake City, Minn. 

Chenoa, 111. 

175 So. Elliot Place, Brooklyn, X. Y. 

45 Exchange Place, Xew York, X. Y. 

124 South 12th St., Reading, Pa. 

Metlakahtla, Alaska. 
Maiden, Mass. 

Union, X. II. 
46 Hollvwood St., Worcester, Mass. 















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20 Records of the Pike Family. 

Pike, Roy Manning, 1 Abstract Block, Lake City, Minn. 

" Ray, East Brentwood, X. H. 

" Richard Abbott, Minneapolis, Minn. 

" Sarah \V,, Upland Road, Brookline, Mass. 

" Miss S. Gertrude, • Salisbury, Mass. 

" Samuel W., Paxtou, Mass. 

" Thomas II., 65 Foster St., Everett, Mass. 

" William A., 33 State St., Portsmouth, X. II. 

" Mrs. William A., 33 State St., Portsmouth, X. Ii. 

" Warren C, Peabody, Mass. 

" Wilbur C, Salisbury. Mass. 

" William Roger, Reading, Pa. 

" Mrs. William Roger, Reading, Pa. 

" Walter N., Floral Park, X. Y. 

" Mrs. Walter X., (Harriet Ellen) Floral Park. X. V. 

" Willard Carlos, 302 F . 26th St., Minneapolis, Minn. 

" Mrs. Willard Carlos, 302 E. 26th St., Minneapolis, Minn. 

" Yvon, . Coast Survey, Washington, I). C. 

Adams, Mrs. Lucy, Box 72, P'xeter, X. II. 

" Miss Alice Walton, Smithtowu, X. H. 

Arnold, Miss Grace W., Pike's Station. X. II. 

Allen, Carrie M., 17 Greenwood St., Amesbury, Mass. 

Belmore, Bruce W., 84 Broadway Brooklyn, X\ Y. 

Mrs. Flora C, Princeton. Me. 

Bartlett, Moses S., Salisbury, Mass. 

Mrs. J. M., 1970 Summit St., Oakland, Cal. 

Blumpey, Mrs. Philip IF, Xewburyport, Mass. 

Boynton, Mary E., Epping, X. H. 

Breed, Mary A., 38 Breed St., Lynn, Mass. 

" Archer F., 38 Breed St., Lynn, Mass. 

Barnes, Mrs. Joseph IF, 191 Trenton St., P. Boston, Mass. 

Buswell, George W., Salisbury, Mass. 
" Mrs. Anna Cilley, 
" Mrs. Fmma Pike, 
Brown, Mrs. Henry Pike, 

" Ann Pike (.raves, Xewburyport, Mass. 
Barton, Mrs. Elizabeth Wells, 167 High St., Newbury port, Mass. 

Burbank, Sylvanus W., Box 473, Fivermore, Fails, Me. 
Mrs. Sylvanus W., (Celinda F . ) 

Box -473, Fivermore, Falls, Me. 



Records of tJie Pike Family. 



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Bennett, Miss Laura E., 
Miss Nellie F., 
Butler. Mrs. Mary S., (1901) 
Burns, Mrs. Clementine K., (1902) 

Chandler, John F., 
Cook, Mrs. J. F., 
Cole, Mrs. Harriet Pike, 
Coffin, Miss Mary II., 

" Miss Hannah Buswell, 
Mrs. Anna K., 

" Amos Buswell, 
Cheney, Mrs. Harriet X., 
Currier, Mrs. Ann Pike, 

" Jonathan B., 

" Mrs. Jonathan B., 
Clark, Mrs. Sarah II., 
Colbum, Mrs. Elizabeth Pike. 
Chase, John C, 
Conant, Martha P., 
Crowe, Mrs. Martha II.. (1901 

" Charles H., (1901) 

Dow, Fred, 

" A. Warren, 

" Mrs. A. Warren, 
Dearborn, Mrs. Hannah Abbie 
Davis, Miss Elizabeth Pike, 
Dunn, John, W., 

" Miss Mildred Anna, 

P^aton, Nellie C, 
Evans, John O , 



87 Revere St., Boston, Mass. 

87 Revere St., Boston, Mass. 

Somersworth, N. H. 

Saeo, Me. 

Box 38, Graniteville, Mass. 

27 Thorndyke St., Brookline, Ma.ss. 

27 James St., Boston Highlands, Mass. 

Salisbury, Mass. 



lo 2nd St., Newburyport, Mas; 
Salisbury, Mas: 



Concord, Mass. 

West Derry, N. H. 

Deny, N. II. 

Walnut Hill School, Natiek, Mass. 

P^ast Stroudsburg, Pa. 

East Stroudsburg, Pa. 



Salisb 



Ma 



3A Bow St., Somerville, Mass. 

24 Rockland St., Roxbury, Mass. 

102 Chambers St., New York, N. V. 

Clarksburg, W. Ya. 

Salisbury, Mass. 



Fisk, Mrs. Sarah E., 
French, Charles Pike, 

Mrs. A. W., 
Frothingham, Dr. J. E 
Fuller, Miss Sara, 

Flint, Mrs. Ellen M., (Died, June 5, 1902) 
Fuller, Mrs. Bertha M., (1902) 

Gilman, S. E., 

" Mrs. Lucy J., 
Gorring, Mrs. R. H., 
Gallond, Mrs. Charles B., 



1789 Hen Ave., Minneapolis, Minn. 

HAllston St., Cor. Bulfinch, Boston, Mass. 

2733 Broadway. New York, N. Y. 

Sweden, Me. 

Florence, Mass. 

Salisbury, Mass. 

Salisbury, Mass. 

Peabody, Mass. 

Newton, Mass. 



22 Records of the Pike Family. 

Graves, Mrs. J. E.. Newton, Mass. 

Gibbons, Mrs. Annie Pike, Salisbury, Mass. 

Gerrish, Mary X., Salisbury, Mass. 

Greenleaf Abbie Mary. 9 Parson's St., Xewburyport, Mass. 

Anne Edwards, 9 Parson's St., Xewburyport, Mass. 

Gorwaiz, Amy F Lewis, 1 Kuck St., Xewburyport, Mass. 

Gilman, Eugene C, (1901) 405 Main St.. Worcester, Miss. 
Mrs. Eugene C., (1901) 405 Main St., Worcester, Mass. 

Gale, Mrs. Nellie M. T (1901) 63 Garfield St., So. Lawrence, Mass. 

Hunphrey, B. B., Peabody, Mass. 

Mrs. B. B., (Ada) Peabody, Mass. 

Heath. Miss Alma A., Plymouth, X. II. 

Hull, Mrs. II. W.. Plymouth, X. II. 

Hills, Mrs. Thomas G.. West Newbury. Mass. 

Haskell, Mrs. Annie M.. 26 Olive St., Xewburyport, Mass. 

Hoyt, Cynthia Pike, 2 2nd St., Xewburyport, Mass. 

Hale, Mrs. Edward A.. Xewburyport, Mass. 

" Ralph Tracy, Xewburyport, Mass. 

Hayes, Mrs J. P., Exeter, X. II. 

Hardy, Mrs. Fannie Pike. West Derry, X. H. 

Heald, Clarence E., . San Raphael, New Mexico. 

" Rev. Mrs. Katherine Pike, San Raphael, Mexico. 
Haskell, Mrs. Mary D., (1901) 12 Oliver St., So. Framingham, Mass. 

Hazelton, Miss Annie. (1902) 202 Juneau Ave., Milwaukee. Wis. 

Jones, George II., 29 Crescent St., W. Newton, Mass. 

Mrs. George H., (Linda M.) 

29 Crescent St., W. Newton, Mass. 
" Herbert Pike, 29 Crescent St., W. Newton, Mass. 

Kendall, Miss Helen B., Maiden, Mass. 

Kimball, Mrs. Carrie Mudge, (1901) 

26 Thomas Road, Swampscott, Mass. 

Lincoln, Mrs. Benj tniin C, 149 Millett St., Dorchester, Mass. 

Leighton, Mrs. Ellen Pike. East Cambridge, Mass. 

Latime, Evelyn W., 5 Otis Place, Xewburyport, Mass. 

Lewis, Mary Smith, Salisbury, Mass. 

Alviu L., Salisbury, Mass. 

Marston, Mrs. Otis, . Smithtown X. II. 

Maleham, Miss Sarah, Wakefield. X. II. 

Morrill, Miss Elvira, Amesbury, Mass. 

Merrovv, Roscoe Allen, Faruiington, Me. 

Mudge, Mrs. Sarah S., (1901) 23 Thomas Road, Swampscott, Mass. 



Records of the Pike Family. 23 

Noyes, Emma R., Newburyport, Mass. 

" Mood}- Brickett, 53 Federal St., Newburyport, Mass. 

<; Mrs. Moody Brickett, 53 Federal St.. Newburyport, Mass. 

W, Herbert, 102 State St., Newburyport. Mass. 

Nichols, Miss Annie, Searsport, Me. 

Pray, James Tike, 1438 Columbus Ave., Boston, Mass. 

Perry, Miss Georgianna W., 141 Newbury St., Boston, Mass. 

Pettengill, William 1'., Salisbury, Mass. 

John O. A.. .i .i 

Mrs. John O. A.. (Mary E.) 

Mrs. Edith Pike, 6 Pearl St., Amesbury, Mass. 

Pollard, Mrs. A. \V., -Lowell. Mass. 

Pierce, Edna Sticknev, Marblehead, Mass. 

Peabody, Mrs. John A., 62 Middlebury St.. Lawrence, Mass. 

Peirce, Mrs. Louisa Teuney, Frankfort, Me. 

" Miss Sarah Louise, Frankfort, Me. 

Page, Eleanor Scott, (1901) Lawrence, Mass. 

Pratt, Mrs. Loretta Pike, (1902) Box 713, Erie Co.. North East, Pa. 
Pierce, Mrs. Marcia, K., (1902) Newtonville, Mass. 

Russell, Mrs. William T., (Viola J.) Sprucehurst, Wellesley, Mass. 

Rolf, Mrs. John C, 30 East High St., Newburyport, Mass. 

Rolfe, Mrs. Charles A., Princeton, Me. 

Ryder, A. F , Lawrence, Mass. 

" Mrs. A. F\, Lawrence, Mass. 

Ross, Mrs. Helen Walton, Ipswich, Mass. 

" Marion Pike, Ipswich, Mass. 

Rundlett, Mrs. Lizzie Pike, Exeter, N. H. 

Stevens, How r ard Whittier, Salisbury, Mass. 

Sherman, J. A.. Sivoy, Mass. 

Sticknev, Miss Mary E., Newburyport, Mass. 

Sawyer, Adelaide Pike, Salisbury, Mass. 

Story, Mrs. Annie Pike, 12 Atlantic Ave., Beverly, Mass. 

Snow, Mrs. A. P., 56 High St., Newburyport, Mass. 

Miss Mary C, 56 High St., Newburyport, Mass. 

Smith, John P., Salisbury, Mass. 

Sweeney, Mrs. Harriet Pike, Salisbu y, Mass. 

Seward, Mrs. Frank I).. 1158 North Main St., Providence, R. I. 

Swain, Mrs. Emma F., (1901) 3 Temple St., Haverhill, Mass. 

Sawyer, Robert W., (1901) • Bangor, Me. 

Smith. Mrs. Hannah F. P., (1902) Sweden, Me. 

Tuttle, Emily Pike, Antrim, N. H. 



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Tarsey, Mrs. Charles M., 
True, Miss Helen, 

". P. A., 
Titcoinl), Mrs. Theodate Pike, 
Towne, Mrs. Abbie \\'., 
Tibbetts, Mrs. Ruth A., 42 1 

Tilton, Mrs. Daniel E.. (1901) 46 
Tuttle, Mrs. LizzieS., (1901) 

Usher, Ellis B., 

Veasey, Henry, (1901) 

Wetherbee, Miss Fannie, 

Mrs. Eliza M. Pike, 
Watkins, Mrs. Frances M., 27 

Whiting, Daniel B., 
White, Mrs. Harriet Pike, 349 

Wright, Abbie Pike, 

David P., 

Mrs. Cynthia A., 

John B. M., 

Mrs. Emma M., (1901) 
Walker, Mrs. John., 
Wheeler, Edward, 
Wilson, Mrs. Henry A., 
Whitman, Miss A. S., 
Whitten, Mrs. Georgia S., (1901) 
Witherell, Irus L., (1901) 

Mrs. Irus L., (.1901) 



87 Lilly Ave., Lowell. Mass. 

Salisbury, Mass. 

Salisbury, Mass. 

J W. lOSth St.. New York, X. V. 

42 Beach St., Salem, Mass. 

'urchase St., Newburyport, Mass. 

Federal St., Newburyport, Mass. 

Hillsboro Bridge, X. H. 

La Crosse, Wis. 

Northwood, X. II. 

Lexington, Mass. 

Lexington, Mass. 

Thorudyke St., Brookline, Mass. 

1 Temple Place, Haverhill, Mass. 

Garden Ave., Mt. Vernon, X. Y. 

So. Framingham, Mass. 

Merrimac, Mass. 



Graniteville, Mass. 

Salisbury, Mass. 

Burlington, Vt, 

Newburyport, Mass. 

Nashua, X. II. 

Berwick, Me. 

22 Portland St., Lynn, Mass. 









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SECOND REUNION OF THE PIKE FAMILY. 



May 20, 1901, the following call .was issued by the 
Association: — 

The Pike Family Association respectfully request your 
presence at their next family reunion, to be held at Salis- 
bury, Mass., on Tuesday, June 18, 1901. 

This invitation includes all persons of the name of Pike 
or descended therefrom, whether descended from John of 
Newbury, Hugh of Newbury, James of Charlestown, or 
from any other ancestor of this great name. 

The gathering will take place in the forenoon; dinner 
about 12 M. ; exercises about 1 P. M. ; after which the 
business meeting of the assoeiation. 

All who can will remain till the following day for the 
sociability of the occasion. Please give notice through 
your local papers and notify your relatives, or send me 
their names that they may be notified by the secretary. 

This association was organized September 12, 1900, at 
Salisbury, Mass., with an admission fee of fifty cents, and 
yearly dues twenty -five cents. All the above named are 
respectfully invited to join the association. 

Accommodations can be had at Hotel Gushing, Salisbury 
Beach, to which fifty sleeping rooms have been lately 
added. To engage rooms ahead, address James McCon- 
nell, manager. 

Per order Executive Committee, 

CLIFFORD L. PIKE, Sec. and Treas., 

Saco Maine. 



2 6 Records of the Pike Family. 

Upon the above date, Tuesday, June 18, 1901, the Pike 
Family Association met at Hotel Gushing-, Salisbury 
Beach, as per vote of same at the previous meeting - ; the 
above date having been fixed by the Executive Committee. 

There was a large gathering of the members in the fore- 
noon ; dinner was served at 12.30; and the Association, 
having" gathered in one of the spacious new halls connected 
with the establishment, was called to order by Hon. John 
Q. Evans, a member of the Executive Committee, the 
president not being- present and several of the vice-presi- 
dents having declined to serve. 

The record of the proceedings of the Association on 
Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 11 and 12, 1900; were 
read and approved. 

The treasurer's report was then read which was as 
follows: — 

Money received for membership fees, $125.00 

dues, 5.25 

paid for reunion of 1900 i.e., 
postage, $24.00; printing and 
envelopes, $6.00, J. Q. Evans, 
50c, $30.50 

paid for reunion of 1901 i.e., 
postage, $26.90; printing, 
$6.50; envelopes, $3.60, 
paid for record book, 
paid for other postage and in- 
cidentals as allowed by Execu- 
tive Committee, 

To balance account, 



37 


00 


1 


25 


5 


00 


56 


50 



$130.25 $130. 



Cash on hand June 17, 190 1, $56.50 

The Treasurer's report having been approved by J. Q. 
Kvans, J. T. Pike and Rev. Ezra B. Pike of the Execu- 
tive Committee was accepted by the Association. 



Records of the Pike Family. 11 

The Executive Committee met and having approved the 

Treasurer's report, voted to hold the next meeting of the 
Pike Family Association at Boston, Mass., about the first 
of October, 1902 ; the exact time and place in Boston to he 
left with the Secretary of the Association. At two o'clock 
the program was called. 

PROGRAM. 

Prayer, Rev. Ezra 15. Pike of East Brentwood, X. II. 

Address of Welcome, Hon. John Q. Evans of Salisbury, Mass. 

Report of Secretary, 

Report of Treasurer, 

How the Women Went from Dover, (Whittier) 

Miss Edna Ruby Sibley, Ruby Farm, Marblehead, Mass. 
Remarks, Rev. Ezra B. Pike, Hast Brentwood, X. II. 

Remarks, Col. Nicholas Pike, 43 Exchange Place, New York, X. Y. 
Remarks, Joseph T. Pike, 34 Exchange Place, New York, X. Y. 
Remarks, Dr. Clifford L. Pike, Saco, Me. 

Singing of America, 

Remarks, Mrs. Elizabeth A. Pike, East Brentwood, X. H. 

Adjournment of the Meeting. 



HOW THE WOMEN WENT FROM 
DOVER. 



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BY J. G. WIflTTlHK. 



The following is a copy of the warrant issued by Major Waldron, 
of Dover, in 1662. The Quakers, as was their wont, prophesied 
against him, and saw, as they supposed, the fulfillment of their 
prophecy when, many years after, he was killed by the Indians. 



To the constables of Dover, Hampton, Salisbury, Newbury, Roiv- 
ley, Ipswich, IVenham, Lynn, Boston, Roxbury, Dedham, and 
until these vagabond Quakers are carried on t oft his jurisdiction . 

You and every one of you are required, in the King's .Majesty's 
name, to take these vagabond Quakers. Anne Colman, Mary Tom- 
kins, and Alice Ambrose, and make them fast to the cart's tad, and 
driving the cart through your several towns, to whip them upon 
their naked backs not exceeding ten stripes apiece on each of them. 
in each town; ami so to convey them from constable to constable 
till they are out of this jurisdiction, as you will answer it at your 
peril; and this shall be your warrant. Richard Waldron. 

Dated at Dozer, December 22, 1662 . 



This warrant was executed only in Dover and Hampton. At 
Salisbury the constable refused to obey it. He was sustained by 
the town's people, wdio were under the influence of Major Robert 
Pike, the leading man in the lower valley of the Merrimae, who 
stood far in advance of his time, as an advocate of religious freedom, 
and an opponent of ecclesiastical authority. He had the moral 
courage to address an able and manly letter to the court at Salem, 
remonstrating against the witchcraft trials. 



The tossing spray of Cocheco's fall 

Hardened to ice on its rocky wall, 

As through Dover town, in the chill, gray dawn, 

Three women passed, at the cart-tail drawn! 

Bared to the waist, for the north wind's grip 
And keener sting of the constable's whip, 
The blood that followed each hissing blow 
Froze as it sprinkled the winter snow. 



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Priest and ruler, boy and maid 
Followed the dismal cavalcade; 
And from door and window, open thrown, 
Looked and wondered gaffer and crone. 

"God is our witness," the victims' cried, 
"We suffer for Him who for all men died; 
The wrong ye do has been done before, 
We bear the stripes that the Master bore! 

"And thou, () Richard Waldron, for whom 
We hear the feet of a coming doom, 
On thy cruel heart and thy hand of wrong 
Vengeance is sure, though it tarry long. 

"In the light of the Lord, a flame we see 
Climb and kindle a proud roof -tree; 
And beneath it an old man lying dead, 
With stains of blood on his hoary head." 

"Smite, Goodman Hate-Evil! — harder still !" 
The magistrate cried, "lay on with a will! 
Drive out of their bodies the Father of Lies, 
Who through them preaches and prophesies!" 

So into the forest they held their way, 
By winding river and frost-rimmed bay. 
Over wind-swept hills that felt the beat 
Of the winter sea at their icy feet. 

The Indian hunter, searching his traps, 
Peered stealthily through the forest gaps ; 
And the outlying settler shook his head,— 
"They're witches going to jail," he said. 

At last a meeting-house came to view; 

A blast on his horn the constable blew ; 

And the boys of Hampton cried up and down, 

"The Quakers have come!" to the wondering town. 

From barn and woodpile the goodman came; 
The goodwife emitted her quilting frame, 
With her child at her breast; and, hobbling slow, 
The grandam followed to see the show, 

Once more the torturing whip was swung, 
Once more keen lashes the bare flesh stung. 
"Oh, spare! they are bleeding!" a little maid cried, 
And covered her face the sight to hide. 



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A murmur rati round the crowd: "Good folks," 
Quoth the constable, busy counting the strokes, 
"No pity to wretches like these is due, 
They have beaten the gospel black and blue!" 

Then a pallid woman, in wild -eyed fear, 
With her wooden noggin of milk drew near. 
"Drink, poor hearts!" A rude hand smote 
Her draught away from a parching throat. 

"Take heed," one whispered, "they'll take your cow 
For fines, as they took your horse and plow, 
And the bed from under you." "Even so," 
She said. "They are cruel as death I know." 

Then on they passed, in the waning day. 
Through Seabrook woods, a weariful way; 
By great salt meadows and sand-hills bare, 
And glimpses of blue sea here and there. 

By the meeting-house in Salisbury town, 
The sufferers stood, in the red sun -down, 
Bare for the lash! O pitying Night, 
Drop swift thy curtain and hide the sight! 

With shame in his eye and wrath on his lip 
The Salisbury constable dropped his whip. 
"This warrant means murder foul and red; 
Cursed is he who serves it," he said. 

"Show me the order, and meanwhile strike 
A blow at your peril!" said Justice Pike. 
Of all the rulers the land possessed, 
Wisest and boldest was he, and best. 

He scoffed at witchcraft; the priest he met 
As man meets man ; his feet he set 
Beyond his dark age, standing upright, 
Soul-free, with his face to the morning light. 

He read the warrant: " These convey 
From our precincts; at every town on the way 
Give car// ten lashes." "God judge the brute! 
I tread his order under my foot! 

"Cut loose these poor ones ami let them go; 
Come what will of it. all men shall know 
No warrant is good, though backed by the Crown, 
For whipping women in Salisbury town!" 



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Records of the Pike Fa?nily. ' 31 

The hearts of the villagers, half released 
From creed of terror and rule of priest, 
By a primal instinct owned the right 
Of human pity in law's despite. 

For ruth and chivalry only slept. 
His Saxon manhood the yeoman kept; 
Quicker or slower, the same blood ran 
In the Cavalier and the Puritan. 

The Quakers sank on their knees in praise 
And thanks. A last, low sunset blaze 
Flashed out from under a cloud, and shed 
A golden glory on each bowed head. 

The tale is one of an evil time, 

When souls were fettered and thought was crime, 

And heresy's whisper above its breath 

Meant shameful scourging and bonds and death! 

What marvel, that hunted and sorely tried, 
Even woman rebuked and prophesied, 
And soft words rarely answered back 
The grim persuasion of whip and rack! 

If her cry from the whipping-post and jail 
Pierced sharp as the Kenite's driven nail, 
O woman, at ease in these happier days, 
Forbear to judge of thy sister's ways! 

How much thy beautiful life may owe 
To her faith and courage thou canst not know. 
Nor how from the paths of thy calm retreat 
She smoothed the thorns with her bleeding feet. 



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